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Birchbox June 2016 Sample Choice **Spoilers**

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Even though I still don't have my May box, figured it's not too early to think about June, especially now that they have the June add-one up....

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According to Birchbox's Instagram, June sample choice will be revealed on May 23, and it looks like it will be benefit's Gimme Brow - subscribers get to pick their shade (dark, light, medium (new shade!) brown).

 

Don't know if there's any other sample choice items in addition to Gimme Brow, or if it's like last year with the Coastal Scents eyeshadow duos and stila lippies, where everyone's getting it no matter what....

 

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Is it true you should always pick a shade slightly lighter than your hair color?  I don't want to get something that is too dark. 

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Is it true you should always pick a shade slightly lighter than your hair color?  I don't want to get something that is too dark. 

It really depends on the look you are going for. For example I have golden blonde hair, and I like to use a taupe color in my eyebrows for strong definition.

 

Also on the Benefit Gimme Brow spoiler: I hope the samples are good sized! The last packaging they had for their sample size was tiny

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@@bliss10977 looks like they have new packaging and a new shade...

 

 

Is it true you should always pick a shade slightly lighter than your hair color? I don't want to get something that is too dark.

I'm not sure what the general rule is (if there is one). I have near-platinum blonde hair, and since the pale-hair-with-pale-eyebrows thing doesn't really work on anyone except maybe Paul Bettany, I use a shade much darker for my brows. I can say that I've used benefit's previous Gimme Brow product for years, and have found both shades (light/medium and medium/dark) to work well, even with really blonde hair. The differences between the two shades are not super perceptible, and both are cool-toned, which is partly why I like them so much.

 

I don't know how different it will be with a third "medium brown" shade, or if that will also be cool toned.

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@@bliss10977 looks like they have new packaging and a new shade...

 

 

 

I'm not sure what the general rule is (if there is one). I have near-platinum blonde hair, and since the pale-hair-with-pale-eyebrows thing doesn't really work on anyone except maybe Paul Bettany, I use a shade much darker for my brows. I can say that I've used benefit's previous Gimme Brow product for years, and have found both shades (light/medium and medium/dark) to work well, even with really blonde hair. The differences between the two shades are not super perceptible, and both are cool-toned, which is partly why I like them so much.

 

I don't know how different it will be with a third "medium brown" shade, or if that will also be cool toned.

 

My hair is slightly darker than yours, and when I use a light brow product, I feel like Lady Gaga (in a bad way). I agree with your sentiments about the color options from Benefit; they both work well depending on the overall makeup look.

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I'm not sure about the rule either but I've always had naturally blonde hair and super dark brows. Even since I was a kid people thought my hair was dyed because my brows are so dark, almost black. My hair wasn't dyed when I was younger. After having my kids though it was downhill from there. :lol: I've had to pay to have highlights for many years now.  :) 

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According to the app, the sneak peek video will be up Monday

 

The app also shows a pic of June box

 

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This sucks! I got one of these before from Birchbox in the light/medium shade and it didn't work for me at all! I'm a ginger, I need something with a warm undertone and for the color to be a bit red. I used to use taupe colors because my brows and lashes are see through blonde. Then one day I suddenly realized my brows look better matched closer to my hair color. I hate when companies send brow stuff for this very reason. All the light colors are always ashy and it just doesn't look natural on me. I know I'm in the minority here but this is just aggravating! Then when a company does make a red head brow product it's not for a natural red head but a dyed one. That dark blackened cherry hair color is not the color my brows need to be matched to either! The struggle is real. Thank God for JFR cosmetics! 

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OOT, but did you know Social Media Director of Birchbox, Rachel Jo Silver, left Birchbox recently? I wonder what is going on there. For a company, it's not a good sign to lose executives and co-founder one after another. Hope these changes won't effect the points system and usually great customer service.

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OOT, but did you know Social Media Director of Birchbox, Rachel Jo Silver, left Birchbox recently? I wonder what is going on there. For a company, it's not a good sign to lose executives and co-founder one after another. Hope these changes won't effect the points system and usually great customer service.

Wow, really? That surprises me, since I feel like she and lorelei had pretty much become the public "faces" of birchbox.  Well, that explains why she wasn't in the last sample choice video. I found her presentation style in the videos to be pretty annoying, so I won't miss her, but it certainly is another in a series of shake-ups over at Birchbox lately. 

 

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Her Linkedin shows her at Love Stories TV now, a venture she founded. I am another who won't miss her in the videos (thank baby jesus for those wonderful MuT users who post the info so I don't have to watch the video!), but very curious to see how this plays out for Birchbox as a whole.

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My brows are fine - I'll take the curated box. I'm not really feeling the add- ons either.

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Sigh. I couldn't resist resubscribing on my old account. I love the curated box AND gimme brow. I've only had one account since November though so I don't feel too guilty.

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I'm between the two gals in terms of coloring, so I guess I'll get a medium shade gimme brow for my main account and pick the featured box for my other box.

 

I like my brows darker than my hair color. I get a lot of compliments on them when I fill them in.

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There will be a choice of 3 colors for the Benefit Brow. The sample choice date will be May 27th. Everyone will have an early access if you make a purchase of $25+ after the 24th of May.

 

Here is a pictures of the featured box. Just putting the picture up in case someone doesn't want to watch the video. :)

 

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hmmm I pretty much always find myself wanting the curated box and a mystery/sample choice. In the past I just bought the curated box- but they are starting to make it tricky to get them (like last month). Wondering if I should open a new account for the curated boxes... for people who do this- is it easy enough to get the curated box as a non Ace? Or are they usually "out of stock" by the regular day of sample choice?

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Sakura33- It's hard to tell how popular a curated box will be or what BB plans to do with it.  Up until last month we could just buy it in the shop.  Then the BB powers that B decided it would only be available as gift with purchase of fifty dollars.  However there was a code floating around that allowed you to get it as your first box.  I haven't received an email about this yet but will post in this thread if it does exist- usually it's the name of the box. i.e. radiant. 

 

 

Although I am leaning towards the curated I wonder what happens if I do nothing.  It seemed like we are all getting a brow product and have the option of picking the color. If I don't pick the color are they just sending me a dark brown one because that's what I have on my profile? 

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I think I will be getting the curated box maybe! For May it was one of the worst Birchboxs I have received, so I am a little bit scared to leave them to picking my other 4 samples if I pick the brow product. Also I really love that lip color!

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Per comments on you-tube, someone said they sent BB a message asking if the curated would be available in the shop.  BB replied that they are having the curated as a GWP if you spend a certain amount just like last month.   :(

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@ thanks for the info on the curated box. Yeah I messaged them and they told me it would be a gift with purchase too so probably have to spend $50 again for it, why I am going to try a new sub for it.

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